Rising Stars Music Awards
2014 Award Winners Announced
DGMC is proud to announce the winners of our Rising Stars
Awards and College Music Awards.
Throughout its long history, the Downers Grove Music Club has carried on the tradition of a commitment to music education and to the promotion of excellence in the musical arts.
As part of this tradition, DGMC awards annual music scholarships to local deserving high school juniors with the intention that these scholarships shall be used to help them hone their craft and further their musical education. This year, we were able to award six $400 Rising Star awards.
New in 2013, DGMC presented $1,000 college music awards to two seniors graduating from District 99 who had been active in music both at their school and in their community. This year, due to very generous donations by Grove Dental and the Nancy Mundinger Memorial Fund and to the success of our fall fundraiser, DGMC was able to present four $1,000 college music awards.
All winners were announced at the 2014 Awards Assemblies held on May 6th at Downers Grove South (DGS) and on May 20th at Downers Grove North (DGN).
Rising Stars Awards
Shannon Kennedy, alto DGN
Julija Lemenaite, violin DGN
Anthony McMahon, saxophone DGN
Brett Cohen, baritone DGS
Brooke Nuccio, flute/piccolo DGS
Samuel Tedeschi, tuba/string bass DGS
College Music Awards
Elizabeth Brunell, soprano DGN
Ben Casey, tuba DGN
Andrew Molina, cello DGS
Rachel Wydra, bassoon DGS
Congratulations to all winners! We look forward to hearing our Rising Stars award recipients at the DGMC Rising Stars program on April 21, 2015.